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Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight Sun (Emily Windsnap #5)

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The New York Times best-selling series continues with the half-mermaid embarking on an icy and perilous journey to the Land of the Midnight Sun.

Strange storms are blowing up from the ocean, caused by the nightmares of Neptune, King of the Sea. Convinced that his dreams herald an approaching threat, Neptune enlists half-mermaids Emily Windsnap and Aaron for a top-secret mis
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 12th 2013 by Orion Childrens (first published September 6th 2012)
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Ms. Yingling
Emily is back in this fifth installment, which jumps right into the story-- there are horrible storms arising, and they are caused by Neptune's nightmares. Emily and her friend Aaron (who are both semi-Mer, which means that they can exist both above and below water) head up to Alaska to try to find out what is going on. It turns out that Neptune has a twin brother, Njord, with whom he fought. Njord has been frozen and immobile for years, but once he is unfrozen, things start to heat up. Njord is ...more
This enchanting, truly magical fantasy tale will find a special place in your heart!

I concider myself to have been extremely privileged and lucky to have won this delightful and wonderful book, through a giveaway on ‘Chicklish’ book site and take this opportunity of thanking them.

Emily Windsnap is no ordinary girl, as she is also a mermaid. Emily takes the reader on the most exciting and extraordinary journeys and adventures, to far-away lands that one can only imagine in your wildest dreams a
May 18, 2014 Savannah rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Younger kids, people who want to finish the series
Emily Windsnap was my all time favorite book series when I was twelve. The series never failed to surprise me with its deep adventures, interesting characters, and perfect way of tying every loose end with its conclusion. After Liz Kessler finished the series with "Castle in the Mist", (from what I understand) she received a slew of demands for the series to be continued, so she wrote "The Siren's Secret", the supposed ultimate conclusion of the Emily Windsnap saga which answered many questions ...more
I really love this series, but this one was just too simplistic for me and wasn't nearly as good.
Megan Mann
Emily Windsnap, part human, part mermaid, thinks there's something strange with the weather. Every morning, harsh storms rock Brightport, but even so, the storms can't wreck her mood. She's blissfully happen with her new semi-mer boyfriend, Aaron. Once the storm subsides one morning, the two set off into the ocean. When they can't find Emily's best friend, Shona, Emily decides to take him to a place almost no one knows about. The two have fun frolicking in the water until everything goes black. ...more
Tracy Terry
Aimed at ages 8 and up (I would suggest it was more suitable for slightly older) just as I enjoyed reading this as an adult I know I would have LOVED reading it as a girl.

The fifth book in the series, though there were several references to the previous books (which I admit to finding intriguing) this is no way marred my enjoyment of this the latest story.

Great fun and wonderfully magical, On one level Emily Windsnap And The Land Of The Midnight Sun is an enchanting yet simple tale all about the
Lynette ~ Escaping Reality – One Book at a Time ~
The first 50 or so pages bored me really, but after that it got better. At first, it seemed that this book would follow a lot of the really annoying typical cliches. Luckily though, it didn't.

It's been a while since I'd read the first 4 books, but I discovered I still loved this series! The characters were exciting, fun, and frustratingly (Half?) human. :) Plot-wise? Liz kept me guessing. And that's what I love most. I was constantly re-forming opinions and beliefs, only to have them once-again
This was a nice light read with a hint of romance. It's good for tweens because there's really nothing too "adult", but it's a quick and fun read for teens too. I would suggest reading the other 4 books before you read this one. Emily is a semi-mer. She has legs on land and a tail in the water. Her boyfriend, Aaron, is a semi-mer too. After Neptune lifts the memory drug off the town of Brightport, he starts getting memories in the form of dreams-memories he didn't know he had. He sends Emily and ...more
I can't believe it's over. This is kind of bittersweet for me because I've loved this series for a long time. I liked this book, but it took me quite awhile to finish this book because at times I found the plot line was quite heavy, therefore I really had to push through to finish it. The suspense in this book was INSANE and I was on the edge of my seat (or bed!) almost the whole book. Although, I found the last two plot-twists predictable and figured them out before they happened. I guess Liz w ...more
Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight Sun by Liz Kessler is the fifth book in her Emily Windsnap series. Emily is a 13 year old girl who finds out in the first book, The Tail of Emily Windsnap, that she is half human and half mermaid. This is a children’s fantasy, narrated by the heroine, Emily, making the adventures more believable as well as fun and engaging. You find yourself rooting (and worrying) for Emily as she faces each new danger or challenge.

Emily guides us through her many adv
Ami Squirrel Girl
I really enjoyed swimming along with Emily on her adventures as a half mermaid. The author certainly understands the average attention span of her target audience and, as such, knows that in order to appeal to her main readers she had to keep the action and interest flowing from scene to scene. I, myself, only complete one half of this series' target audience being female and all. But, I haven't been 9-13 years old in several years. However, the reason I love this series, and those like it, is d ...more
I really liked the Emily Windsnap series, and this book was not the best one in the series, but it was still brilliant.
This book is about Emily Windsnap, a semi-mermaid. When she gets into the water, she becomes a mermaid. Neptune, ruler of the sea (and also a Roman God) has been having nightmares about a land with two mountains, and an other one reflected in the lake, which contains old memories about mermaids. The one reflected in the lake is the one Emily and her 'friend' Aaron have to get t
Beth Kemp
Adventure, friendship and romance for the 9-12s

Emily Windsnap is a half-mermaid, so she appears human on land and her tail appears in water. This is her fifth adventure (although the first I've read), so you may find spoilers in this review for earlier titles.

One of the best things about this book is Emily's character. In so many ways, she's like a typical tween/early teen, so she's very easy to relate to and I'm sure there are hoards of readers who will love these books. At the same time, the m
I absolutely adored this book.
I remember my aunt showing me the series and I was anxiously waiting to find out if there was another book. It did not disappoint. I especially liked the tension between Aaron and Emily. This rids of the often perceived "perfect" relationship.
I also enjoyed the friendship between Shona and Emily. It showed how much they care about each other and need the other.
All in all this book was amazing.
Laura Nelson
This book was very interesting and very different from the other books in the series. Just to give a little summary, Emily has to resolve her feelings towards Aaron while on a secret mission from Neptune to the land of the midnight sun, after Neptune has had some bad dreams.Emily and Aaron uncover many mysteries at the land of the midnight sun including how they feel about eachother.
I'll admit I'm definitely a little older than this book's target audience, but what can I say? I started reading the series when The Tale of Emily Windsnap first came out, and I can't just stop now! Anyway, this was a wonderful addition to the Emily Windsnap series. With new characters, and plots that keep readers guessing, Kessler continues to keep the series fresh and entertaining. Without spoiling the ending, Kessler definitely kept things open enough to leave herself the opportunity for a fi ...more
Jul 28, 2014 RubyRidingHood rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: 11 year olds, fans of Emily Windsnap
Unfortunately the plot was not very strong or believable. I may have outgrown this book, but I still enjoy the first one. :( It was sad that I consider a Liz Kessler book to be badly done! :(
I think this book was'nt the best in the series i didnt like a lot of it and i enjoyed some parts but it is not as great as the rest of the books in this series
Brenda Kahn
Neptune is having nightmares and decides to send Emily and Aaron to the land of the midnight sun to figure out what's going on. This frothy fifth installment is every bit as sappy and convoluted as earlier episodes, but the action and the world-building kept this curmudgeonly reader turning pages. Emily is a likable every girl. Her insecurities resonate but she is brave nonetheless.

A definite must-purchase for those libraries that already own the series. My review copy already has a waiting lis
This is the best book from the Emily Windsnap books because this is exciting, the author explains everything really good and I loved the romance which was at the end.
I really enjoyed the emily windsnap book because it was fun and cool but
In Emily Windsnap's fifth adventure, she and Aaron have been sent by Neptune on a top secret mission to the fjords of Norway. Unfortunately, he is not sure exactly what they must do, but has confidence that they will figure it out when they get there. As half-mers, Emily and Aaron have the ability to be people on land and merpeople while in water. Their quest takes them on an exciting adventure involving glaciers, icebergs, and hidden lakes. Can they solve the mystery in time to save the world? ...more
This book wasn't bad. What i loved mostly about it was the way the scenes underwater were described and specially when they were touching the crystals together. I also liked the relationship between these two and there love story. I just loved the imaginary world that it was taking me too! It was believable and fascinating! Although i thought it was somehow not written for teenagers, however i loved it! And i thought it was good that it was pulling me deeper and deeper into it! And i really reco ...more
An interesting installment to the series and I think it was a bit better then the previous ones. However overall I am glad this series is over, it was not my favorite and found it to be weak in general.
Molly Roberts
Amazing book, Full of suspense
Helen Wu
Jul 14, 2014 Helen Wu marked it as to-read
Gr8 book
I enjoyed this book, but I've kinda grown out of them.... fun series though!
Amara the Adorable
It was wonderful, my favorite part was the ending. If I had time, I would read this book over and over again!!!!! Best Book Ever!!!!!!!!!
Madeleine - Tei
I didn't know that the series has continued! This is soooooo great~

I used to read the Emily Windsnap books at Borders when I was eleven. But the store closed now (D:) and the only bookstores/libraries close to be don't have the newer ones. But I'll just keep this on my to-read list and hope that soon I can come across it~
I have just finished reading it and i found it really interesting a lot of make belief and action including relationship drama. its perfect for those who have just started to read romance as there is a lot of love! Overall amazing!! :D
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Liz Kessler is the author of three novels about Philippa Fisher as well as the NEW YORK TIMES best-selling Emily Windsnap series. She lives in Manchester, England.
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Emily Windsnap (6 books)
  • The Tail of Emily Windsnap (Emily Windsnap, #1)
  • Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep (Emily Windsnap, #2)
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